Richard's Rapid Fire

  • June 15, 2018
    CBA's JUNE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING CBA Board Meets With Regulators – Nearly the entire CBA Board of Directors met this week at our World Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and our agenda the past couple days has been nothing short of a whirlwind. We kicked off the visit weaving in-and-out of Washington Capitals fans on the D.C. Metro as we headed to meetings with OCC Comptroller Joseph Otting,...
  • June 8, 2018
    TESTIFYING ON CAPITOL HILL MY TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE SUBCOMMITTEE – I WAS ON CAPITOL HILL ON WEDNESDAY TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON WAYS TO DEPOLITICIZE AND BRING TRANSPARENCY TO THE BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION. AS I MENTIONED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE, CBA AND OUR MEMBERS SUPPORT THE MISSION OF THE BUREAU. THERE ARE...
  • June 1, 2018
    My Visit to Huntington Bank – I always enjoy visiting with CBA members and this week I had the pleasure to meet with the folks at Huntington Bank. First and foremost, they are a great group of bankers who work tirelessly on behalf of their customers. We had a lively discussion on the regulatory environment, small-dollar rulemaking, M&A activity and bank innovation. I was glad CBA Board Member...
  • May 25, 2018
    BIG WEEK FOR BANKING IN CONGRESS Congress’ Buzzer Beater – With the Memorial Day shot clock winding down, the House of Representatives passed a good, commonsense and bipartisan regulatory reform bill (S. 2155). The bill will help many U.S. banks invest in their communities, workforce and infrastructure. While the legislation makes some meaningful reforms, there is still more to be done. Going...
  • May 18, 2018
    WASHINGTON HAPPENINGS In a Fortnight – Two Items on CBA’s watch list ahead of Memorial Day include: A House Vote on Senate Banking Bill – The Senate’s regulatory relief bill, which CBA supports, is expected to receive a vote in the House this Tuesday, May 22 . McWilliams Confirmation as FDIC Head – President Trump’s nominee to head the FDIC Jelena McWilliams is expected to receive a confirmation...
  • May 11, 2018
    DRIVING THE CONVERSATION Rumor Mill Churns: McWatters as Bureau Director? – There is plenty of buzz in D.C. surrounding President Trump’s potential nomination of National Credit Union Administration Board Chair Mark McWatters as the next Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). We have had conversations with McWatters, as well as many other potential candidates for the...
  • May 4, 2018
    D.C. MEMORIAL DAY SHOT CLOCK What’s on the D.C. Docket ahead of Memorial Day? – Here is your cheat sheet to guide you through the month: Monday RFI Deadline –The BCFP RFI process continues with comments on administrative adjudications (May 7), enforcement processes (May 14), supervision processes (May 21) and external engagements (May 28) due this month. CBA will be submitting comment on these...
  • April 27, 2018
    REGULATORY ROUNDUP Mulvaney Plans to Drop Public Complaints Portal – CBA has long advocated for unverified contents of the complaint portal to no longer be made public and this week the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Acting Director Mick Mulvaney acted on this request. While we fully support the Bureau fulfilling its important, Congressionally-mandated mission of compiling complaints,...
  • April 20, 2018
    DC DOWNLOAD CBA-Backed Effort to Overturn CFPB's 2013 Auto Bulletin Passes U.S. Senate – CBA member banks are strongly committed to ensuring fair lending policies and practices are upheld while fulfilling consumers’ financial needs. The CFPB’s 2013 Auto Bulletin was a backdoor attempt at rulemaking without notice or comment and lacked the clarity needed by lenders, which is why CBA supported the...
  • April 13, 2018
    COMMISSION DRIVES CFPB CONVERSATION Mulvaney Backs CFPB Commission – In his first appearance before Congress, Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney supported a CBA-backed plan to establish a commission at the CFPB . This is in addition to vocal support from both Republican and Democrat Members of Congress. Hearing Tidbits – Here are a few key takeaways from Acting Director Muvlaney’s Testimonies:...

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